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Seedlings Celebrates Our Readers | VolunteersWe hear such wonderful stories from our readers all over the world that we decided to create a "Celebrate our Readers" page where we can showcase some of the children and families who read our books! As you'll see, braille books are a common theme in these stories, but there is so much more to share! Enjoy!
Katie- Redford, Michigan
She enjoys downhill skiing, music and traveling. Her most influential trip was to Normandy. Katie has also traveled to England, Belgium, France, Germany, and this past summer visited Ireland. She was the student Ambassador in 2006 for People to People, an organization that promotes world peace through youth. During her down time, she likes to relax and spend time with her friends and family.
Kevin - Farmington Hills, Michigan
He entered this world about 11 years ago with cataracts and glaucoma requiring multiple surgeries. As a result, Kevin can only see light, shadows and bright colors but his abilities are as boundless as his energy, confidence and daring.
Kevin has been enjoying braille books from Seedlings since he was 3 years old. Seedlings' print & braille picture books enabled his family to read together as Kevin explored the tactile touch of braille. Kevin progressed to print & braille easy readers and then to braille-only chapter books in no time. Because Seedlings' low-cost books allowed his family to surround Kevin with books in the home...he has become an avid reader, skilled in reading, writing and comprehension of the braille code. In 2004 Kevin was honored as a finalist at the National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles. Kevin's world is limitless with braille! Braille literacy has been key to Kevin's success as a student, but also to his joy as an avid reader.
Kevin's favorite genres include biographies and 'scary' stories. He also enjoys books on his favorite school subject, Social Studies. Kevin sails through books on nearly every subject.
After reading for pure pleasure, the list of Kevin's favorite activities looks like a thrill-seekers menu. Scary stories satisfy his mental quest for thrills. From the Magnum Roller Coaster to downhill skiing, to parasailing and just about everything in between, Kevin likes speed and a feeling of free-fall. If Kevin could change the world, he says he would make it so people could fly (like birds not airplane rides).
Kevin proudly demonstrates his techno talents by beating his Mom at video games while chowin' down on his favorite dinner - FAST FOOD- YEAH!
Kevin doesn't stop there with his accomplishments. He sits at the piano and skips through Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and announces his favorite musicians are the rock group Metallica.
Kevin's heroes are Mom, Dad and Kraig (older brother), an eloquent tribute to his family.
To read about some of our wonderful volunteers, click here.
If you would like to celebrate your child on this page, please contact
Seedlings at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-777-8552.
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